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A dog had to be rescued after falling down a sinkhole in South Tyneside.
The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service carried out the rescue operation in Whitburn, just after 12pm on Friday.
It is believed there was water in the hole and there were concerns that the dog may have been at risk of drowning.
Two specialist rope rescue crews from South Shields attended the incident on Mill Lane.
Two team members were involved in rescuing the dog from the sinkhole. It's believed there was water in the hole and the dog was at risk of drowning.
We do not know how big the sinkhole is at this stage.
It took 45 minutes in total to rescue the dog from the hole.
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Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in South Tyneside.
It happened at 9.30pm last night outside the Marine Pub in South Shields. A cyclist was involved in a collision with a taxi.
The cyclist, a 25-year-old man, is currently in hospital receiving treatment for serious life changing injuries.
Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for witnesses. The taxi driver was spoken to at the scene.
Motor Patrols Sergeant Lee Butler said:
The collision happened outside the Marine Pub which has large windows and no curtains so it may be someone inside the pub saw what happened, if they did I'd ask them to get in contact with us.
Likewise if anyone was in the street or surrounding area and saw anything that may help with our enquiries, I'd ask they get in contact.
It may be they thought nothing of what they saw at the time, but pieced together it could actually be crucial.
Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 996 130217.
A man has been charged after a man and a woman were assaulted in South Tyneside.m
A woman, 21, had her face slashed and a man, 25, suffered forearm injuries at 4.40am in Charles Street, Boldon Colliery.
Stephen Thompson, 27, of Charles Street has been charged with four offences including with wounding with intent. He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Any witnesses to the assault are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
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Police investigating an armed robbery at a South Tyneside shop have released an image of a man they'd like to trace.
On Wednesday November 9, a man went into Rays Convenience Store in Mountbatten Avenue wearing a mask.
He threatened a member of staff with a knife, stole cash, tobacco and cigarettes before making off. The member of staff was not injured.
Officers are keen to identify the man pictured as he was in the store at the time.
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